Abigail B. Handy

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail B.

Abigail B. Handy was born in 1826, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Erastus Otis Phipps. She lived in Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1850.

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Erastus Otis Phipps
Abigail B. Handy
Ellen Amelia Phipps
Orson Sibley Williams
Ednah Louisa Handy

Spouse and Children

Never', Bryansk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union


    Ellen Amelia Phipps



    Ednah Louisa Handy


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 37

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands’, ‘dextrous’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Abigail Handy in household of Sayles Mowry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abigail B. Handy in entry for Ednah S. Handy, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail B. Handy in entry for Ednah L. Handy, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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